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terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
congenital - existing at birth
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
underlying - lying below; fundamental
pedestrian - ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
rendition - rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel